South Island Craft Beer Venues

This is a living list of the craft beer venues of the South Island of New Zealand (NZ). In most cases the bars, or breweries listed, will have at least 4 or more rotating taps, and/or a decent bottle selection.

The list is updated on a semi-regular basis, whenever new venues pop onto my radar. However, if you know of a venue that’s not listed, or needs to be removed/updated, feel free to drop me a line ~ Cheers!

Albar Albar 135 Stuart St, Dunedin, 9016 Dunedin
Atlas Beer Cafe Atlas Beer Cafe Steamer Wharf, 88 Beach Street, Queenstown 9300 Queenstown
Bel-Aire Tavern Bel-Aire Tavern 37 Tahunanui Dr, Tahunanui, Nelson 7011 Nelson
Brew Moon Brew Moon 12 Markham St, Amberley 7410 Amberley
Cassels Brewery Cassels Brewery 3 Garlands Rd, Woolston, Christchurch 8024 Christchurch
Dodsen St Beer Garden Dodsen St Beer Garden 1 Dodson St, Mayfield, Blenheim 7201 Blenheim
Emerson's Brewery Emerson's Brewery 70 Anzac Ave, Dunedin, 9016 Dunedin
Ferris Road Brewery Ferris Road Brewery 7 Ngapara St, Bridge Hill, Alexandra 9320 Alexandra
Founders Brewery & Bar Founders Brewery & Bar 87 Atawhai Dr, The Wood, Nelson 7010 Nelson
Golden Bear Brewery Golden Bear Brewery 501/6 Aranui Rd, Mapua Wharf, Mapua 7005 Mapua
Hop Federation Hop Federation 483 Main Road, Riwaka 7198 Riwaka
Inch Bar Inch Bar 8 Bank St, Opoho, Dunedin 9010 Dunedin
McCashins Brewery McCashins Brewery 660 Main Rd, Stoke, Nelson 7011 Nelson
Moa Brewery & Bar Moa Brewery & Bar Jacksons Rd, Rd 3, Blenheim 7273 Blenheim
Moutere Inn Moutere Inn 1406 Moutere Hwy, Upper Moutere 7175 Upper Moutere
Mussell Inn Brewery Bar Mussell Inn Brewery Bar 1259 State Highway 60, Onekaka, Golden Bay 7182 Golden Bay
Olivers Olivers 34 Sunderland St, Clyde 9180 Clyde
Ombrellos Kitchen & Bar Ombrellos Kitchen & Bar 10 Clarendon St, North Dunedin, Dunedin 9016 Dunedin
Pomeroy's Old Brewery Inn Pomeroy's Old Brewery Inn 292 Kilmore St, Christchurch Central, Christchurch 8011 Christchurch
Rhythm and Brown Rhythm and Brown 19 New St, Nelson, 7010 Nelson
Scotch Wine Bar Scotch Wine Bar 26 Maxwell Rd, Blenheim, 7201 Blenheim
Smiths Craft Beer House Smiths Craft Beer House 53 Shotover St, Queenstown 9300 Queenstown
Sprig & Fern Brightwater Sprig & Fern Brightwater 54 Ellis St, Brightwater 7022 Brightwater
Sprig & Fern Hardy St Sprig & Fern Hardy St 280 Hardy St, Nelson, 7010 Nelson
Sprig & Fern Milton St Sprig & Fern Milton St 134 Milton St, The Wood, Nelson 7010 Nelson
Sprig & Fern Queen St Sprig & Fern Queen St 126 Queen St, Richmond 7020 Richmond
Sprig & Fern Tahunanui Sprig & Fern Tahunanui 13 Beach Rd, Tahunanui, Nelson 7011 Nelson
The Captain Cook Hotel The Captain Cook Hotel 354 Great King St, North Dunedin, Dunedin 9018 Dunedin
The Free House The Free House 95 Collingwood St, Nelson, 7010 Nelson
The Institution The Institution 28 New Regent St, Christchurch Central, Christchurch 8011 Christchurch
The Portsider The Portsider 31 George St, Port Chalmers 9023 Port Chalmers
The Twisted Hop Pub The Twisted Hop Pub 616 Ferry Rd, Woolston, Christchurch 8023 Christchurch
The Twisted Hop Real Ale Brewery The Twisted Hop Real Ale Brewery 7 Parkhouse Rd, Wigram, Christchurch 8042 Christchurch
Three Boys Brewing Three Boys Brewing 592 Ferry Rd, Woolston, Christchurch 8023 Christchurch
Tonic Bar Tonic Bar 138 Princes St, Dunedin, 9016 Dunedin